Category: Arts & Culture

Orlando Montoya of Savannah Podcast (formerly GPB) launches Patreon campaign – video

Interested in the couple behind a new Southside Savannah supermarket that specializes in products from Mexico? In the reopening of Savannah’s King-Tisdell Cottage? In the new season of the Savannah Philharmonic? In learning more about “the weeping time” when over…

Savannah’s Fashion Night 2014 – photos

I’ll have more to say about Savannah’s Fashion Night in my City Talk column on Tuesday, so this post is pretty much just photos of the well-attended, exciting event. I liked using Broughton Street for the runway shows, but that…

Flannery O’Connor died 50 years ago today — a few thoughts

Mary Flannery O’Connor died on August 3, 1964 — 50 years ago today. What more would Flannery O’Connor have written if she had lived to the age of 89? What would she not have written in her 20s and 30s…

Scenes of Savannah’s Broughton Street and Tybee Island in first trailer for “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water”

Well this looks fun, I guess: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water will be released in the U.S. on Feb. 6, 2015, but that trailer is already out. I don’t know how I feel about the mix of animation…

Check out this spectacular 2-minute time-lapse video of Savannah

The following video “Savannah – A Time Lapse” is by James Biscardi and Dan MacKenzie. The music is “The Stars Came Out Once The Lights Went Out” by The Veils. Many of the scenes are in the heart of the…

Will the mainstream U.S. media ever dissect World Cup defeat?

Strange as this may seem to those who know me, I coached some high school and middle school soccer many years ago. In fact, I co-coached (neither of us wanted the distinction of “head”) what might have been one of…

Fountain in front of Forsyth Park stage will be removed (a little late, but a good idea); a lesson in design

So the fountain in front of the stage in Forsyth Park will be removed — the decorative part, not the spray fountain next to it. If you’ve been among the thousands frustrated over the last four years by the way…

What next for college journalism schools?

We don’t have a journalism degree at Armstrong State University (I know, it’s officially Armstrong Atlantic until 7/1, but I’ve decided to jump the gun here on the blog), but we do have a journalism concentration within the professional communications…

Gravity & Other Myths brings thrilling acrobatics to Spoleto 2014 — a review

I would love to know the subset of human beings who can: A) solve a Rubik’s cube in a couple of minutes, AND B) do the last few moves behind their backs, AND C) accomplish those tasks while standing on…

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at Spoleto USA 2014 — a review

First things first: if you ever go to some sort of cultural programming at the College of Charleston’s TD Arena, buy your tickets early and get as close to the stage as possible. A friend and I had a pretty…

This would be a brilliant rant about the state of the news media, but you won’t believe who said it

So I’ve made the title of this post sort of a joke. I’ve worded it just like so much of the “clickbait” that’s out there. That vague noun clause at the end — “who said it” — is the key.…

Savannah’s Starland neighborhood gets star treatment in the New York Times

From the New York Times Travel section, An Incubator for Creativity in Savannah, Ga., with emphasis added: The Savannah that most visitors encounter is confined to the historic district between the Savannah River and the trees of Forsyth Park draped…

Savannah Fashion Week 2014 runway show in Forsyth Park – photos

Congrats to all involved with the Savannah Fashion Week runway show on Thursday night in Forsyth Park. Rainy weather disrupted plans for the production under the oaks on the north side of the fountain, but the event worked out just…

Checking into the SCADpad

So, SCADpad? From the website for the micro-housing initiative by the Savannah College of Art and Design: SCADpad embraces and advances the university‚Äôs deeply rooted commitment to adaptive reuse by utilizing a parking structure at SCAD Atlanta to create an…